third annual Columbus Day Parade,
October 9, 2005
, Dominick DeRegis was one of five honorees named
to the North Side Walk of Honor. Names of the recipients will be
inscribed on granite plaques and new honorees will
be added every year.
Class of 1950, was one of North High's most talented and versatile
athletes. He was a four sport athlete, lettering in
football, track, baseball and basketball, excelling in baseball and
basketball. Dom was named to the First Team All-City
Basketball Team in 1949. In 1950 he attained the rare
distinction of being named to All-City Teams in three
different sports. He
was First-Team Baseball and Basketball and All-City honorable
mention in football, having played only 4 games during the season
before breaking his wrist in the 4th game.
His great athletic career at North
included three championships: the 1948 Basketball Playoff
Championship, the 1949 Basketball Championship, and the 1950 All-
City Baseball Championship.
Upon graduation Dom chose to
attend college locally to play basketball and baseball at LeMoyne
College for the legendary Tom Niland rather than accept a Brooklyn
Dodger offer to play professional baseball.
Dom's successes broadened to
include a stellar fast pitch softball career.
In 1961 at McArthur Stadium, in a game against The King and
His Court, he hit a home run off the legendary softball
pitcher Eddie Feiner. In
1974, he was inducted into the New York State Softball Hall of Fame.
Additionally he served as
Basketball and Baseball Coach for the youth of St. Peters
Church. He also coached
two seasons at CCBI.. In
1973, he served as President of the Salem Hyde Little League.
His active sports career spanned over 20 years.
On this special occasion,
North High teammates, classmates, and "Windy Hillers" all
,wish you well and congratulate you and your family.